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Past articles by Steven:

Colombia troop deployment at Venezuela border raises questions

Move risks escalating tensions, analysts say, as two countries gradually reopen shared border after years-long closure. → Read More

Colombia’s ELN rebels warn of ‘reprisals’ after commander killed

Experts say rise in attacks likely after top commander of leftist ELN armed group died after Colombia military bombing. → Read More

Colombia’s aerial fumigation push fuels fear of coca conflict

Rural Colombians in illegal coca industry raise fears spraying with glyphosate will harm environment, residents’ health. → Read More

‘Egregious’ police abuse against Colombian protesters: Report

Human Rights Watch is calling on Colombia’s government to ‘take urgent measures to protect human rights’. → Read More

Cali emerges as epicentre of unrest in ongoing Colombia protests

On Sunday night, armed civilians attacked protesters who have blockaded main roads around the Colombian city. → Read More

Demands grow as Colombians hold eighth day of mass protests

Anti-government protests were met with police tear gas as rights group continue to raise concerns about excessive force. → Read More

Colombia protests continue after government withdraws tax reform

Colombia’s finance minister has resigned, but experts say public anger goes beyond the widely-decried tax proposal. → Read More

Thousands march in Colombia over tax proposals, rising insecurity

Strike went ahead despite calls to postpone it due to COVID-19, with riot police using tear gas to disperse crowds. → Read More

Venezuelan offensive sends thousands of civilians into Colombia

The military faces human rights abuse accusations, including extrajudicial killings, beatings and arbitrary detentions. → Read More

Ex FARC leader asks US Congress for help with peace deal

Rodrigo Londoño sends open letter to US politicians on continued killings of demobilised FARC fighters. → Read More

Aid groups praise Colombia for Venezuelan migrant move, say more help needed

While the move to regularise the status of 1.7 million Venezuelans is broadly welcomed, some warn it could drive up rising xenophobia. → Read More

Rural Colombian groups seek help from new US gov’t amid violence

Rural Indigenous and Black communities continue to live in fear as armed groups vie for control of territory. → Read More

Dozens of young people killed in Colombia, perpetrators unknown

More than 35 young people have been killed in 12 days, some of them tortured, as families call for justice. → Read More

Colombians revel, protest over order to detain ex-President Uribe

The Supreme Court decision is likely to further divide the country's already polarised political atmosphere. → Read More

What’s happening in Venezuela’s COVID-19 border quarantines?

As COVID-19 lockdowns make it harder to get by, thousands of desperate Venezuelan migrants are returning home, but some are regretting it. → Read More

Venezuelans face evictions amid Colombia coronavirus quarantine

Venezuelans, many of whom have lost their informal work, face especially 'dark times' under quarantine. → Read More

Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

Move will push vulnerable Venezuelans to use informal border crossings, making coronavirus fight harder, experts say. → Read More

Venezuelan migrants face rising xenophobia in Latin America

Some working-class communities in neighbouring countries are showing signs of strain as competition increases for jobs and social services. → Read More

'What you see is what you get': Bogota elects first woman mayor

Left-wing Claudia Lopez is known for her straight talking approach and commitment to fighting corruption. → Read More

Colombia elections: Candidates face spate of violence

Seven candidates have been killed and more than 60 others have been attacked in the lead up to the October 27 election. → Read More